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2022-08-01 at 9:16 pm #70870Perry BrownModerator
Thx for organising Brad. Please count me in.
Cheers……Perry2022-08-02 at 10:21 pm #70875Richard SerpellParticipant
Thanks Brad for organising. Please add me to the list.
Richard2022-08-03 at 12:57 am #70876Phil ScardamagliaModerator
Hi Brad, thanks for organising. I’d also like to book 1 spot. Thanks.2022-08-03 at 1:19 am #70877Lynton WilliamsModerator
Hi Brad, please include me for this ride if there’s a spot thanks2022-08-03 at 10:31 am #70880Branko RisticParticipant
I am in!2022-08-03 at 12:23 pm #70881Tony WattsParticipant
Please add me to the list.
Cheers Tony2022-08-03 at 12:29 pm #70882Tony WattsParticipant
Please add me to the list.
Tony2022-08-11 at 6:46 pm #70941Justin MurphyKeymaster
Thanks Brad, please accept my nomination for the ride.
Justin2022-08-13 at 10:07 pm #70962Ken BartlettModerator
Thanks Brad, Please add me to the list. Ken2022-08-14 at 11:04 pm #70974Russell IvesKeymaster
Yes pls – for 1. Thx!2022-08-26 at 8:15 pm #71081Elaine ShallueModerator
Me too please!
Cheers Elaine2022-08-28 at 9:13 pm #71124Garry DowdModerator
I am a yes also – might be on the wait list by the looks
GarryD2022-09-24 at 3:26 pm #71165Brad PhillipsModerator
24 September 2022 – Initial Alpine Weekend Rider List
Below is an initial list of people who applied for the 2023 Alpine Weekend.
We are now back online in this forum so I have transferred to list of participants
from the Delphi Forum to here. In the process I have actually moved around some
of the names to line up with people’s original expression of interest.
As a result some have been bumped to the waitlist to reflect the above. I hope
this doesn’t upset Julie J too much.
There is no limit to the number who can go, there is plenty of camping close by
and usually the list will change over the next few months as work commitments etc
come up, so keep training!
Current List 24 Sep 22
Brad Phillips, Helen Beggs
Phil Simpson, Sharon Simpson
Frank Niglio, Barbara Niglio
Gordon Alexander, Marg Yeoman
Wayne Russell, Jude Russell
2022-09-24 at 8:49 pm #71179Julie ThiesModerator
- This reply was modified 8 months, 1 week ago by Brad Phillips.
Thanks Brad, happy to be on the bottom of the wait list, please put Nathan above me. I will endeavour to continue to follow the JJ training program. Awaiting instructions.2022-11-27 at 7:14 pm #72547Brad PhillipsModerator
Alpine Weekend November Update
Just a little under 11 weeks until the Alpine Weekend which will take on extra significance this time around with a number of people heading to Italy in June.
The word from Lana at the Blue Duck Inn is that the landslip at Falls Creek is currently
forecast to be reopened in April (!) so we may end up turning around at Anglers rest and
heading back up and over Hotham as we did a few years ago. Currently the road traffic has
been more than halved – good for cyclist, bad for Lana. Will see what happens in the coming weeks.
Not sure whether it is too far away in the future or too close to Valentine’s Day
but there is not much left in Bright for Friday night 10 Feb. I have booked
where Helen and I stayed last year. Only larger rooms/apartments left so I may end up with a couple of spare beds – just waiting for this to be confirmed. Anyway it is probably a good idea to start
looking for somewhere to stay now. There seems to be more accommodation available on the Sunday
night for those who want to stay on (we probably will this time).
Training: START NOW!!
Now is the time to start building up towards the trip by gradually increasing your
rides to work, morning rides, etc. You should be aiming ramp up your cycling to 200km -300km/ week
by Christmas so 2-3 BRL loops during the week and a longer ride on the weekend to get over 200km.
If you are not already doing a Hills or Bonds ride of a weekend (1000m + climbing) then you
should be aiming to do so by Christmas (i.e. 4 weeks away).
The Rapha 500km challenge from 24 to 31 December (8 days) is a good benchmark to aim for, again you should be towards the 300km/week mark just before to make it easier on your legs.
Post Christmas (and perhaps before) there will be a few Lakes Mountain and Donna Buang rides posted to get used to longer climbs – keep an eye out for these. Adelaide of course is a great lead if
you can make it. If I can find a little more time i will put bit of a program together.
Summer is nearly here so it is time to start getting out!
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